First pictures: Kia Ceed facelift
Kia has shown the first pictures of its revised Ceed, which gets a notable front and rear redesign, as well as improvements to connectivity and safety kit across hatchback, SW estate and ProCeed shooting brake body styles.
The sportier GT and GT Line trim levels are now more differentiated, while all models get redesigned front and rear lamps, and
The Ceed can now be linked to the Kia connect app, and functionality improvements include valet mode to monitor the vehicle’s location while others are driving, calendar link to navigation and last-mile navigation with augmented reality.
Fleet drivers using Ceed pool or rental cars will be able to transfer settings and preferences from one vehicle to another using the app.
additional safety kit includes replacing the blind-spot warning with an active avoidance system, and the car will now alert the driver if the vehicle ahead moves away in heavy traffic.
The new Ceed arrives in the UK later this year.
Government reveals long-term decarbonisation plan
The Government has unveiled its long-term plan to cut emissions, covering zero-emission vehicles, increasing cycling and walking, and accelerating decarbonising within railways, aviation and maritime.
The moves will include support for increasing the public charging network, and a 2040 ban on the sale of new petrol or diesel HGVs, on top of the 2035 date for vans and cars that have tailpipe emissions.
The Government’s own fleet is set to be zero-emissions by 2027, and there are also plans for a zero-emission mandate for manufacturers, obliging them to sell a certain percentage of electric cars. A range of measures to help reduce car use, including attempts to make public transport better value and help to develop car clubs and shared ownership, are also included.
New Company Car Today magazine now available
The July issue of Company Car Today magazine published this week, with the digital version of the print magazine available for free via www.companycartoday.co.uk/magazine/.
The latest issue features the new Vauxhall Astra on the cover, as well as a six-page big test of its new Mokka-e sibling. We also have test drive reviews of the new Audi Q4 e-tron, Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Enyaq and Toyota Yaris Cross, and we look at workplace charging and the rise of manufacturer’s apps in the Green Company Car Section.
The latest magazine also includes the summer issue of Company Van Today, which reveals the 2021 winners of the Company Van Today Awards, as well as featuring test drive reviews of the new Land Rover Defender LCV, Mercedes eSprinter and new Isuzu D-Max.
Follow this link to see the digital version, and fleet managers can sign up for a free subscription at www.companycartoday.co.uk/register-to-receive-company-car-today-magazine/.